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  1. Diabetes Rates Leveling Off in U.S.

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Overall adult diabetes rates appear to have leveled off during the past four years in the United States, in stark contrast to the two decades prior, which saw a doubling of the chronic disease, according to a new feder

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  2. Diabetes Drug May Affect Thyroid in Some Patients

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Metformin, a drug commonly used to treat diabetes, may raise the risk of low levels of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) among patients with an underactive thyroid, a new study suggests. The researchers cautioned

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  3. Weekly Injectable Type 2 Diabetes Drug Approved

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a new type 2 diabetes drug, Trulicity, on Thursday. Trulicity is part of a class of once-a-week injectable drugs that help manage blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 dia

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  4. Blood Sugar Control, Strokes, and Diabetes

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A six-year study of people with type 2 diabetes found that intensively lowering blood pressure had a long-lasting effect in preventing heart attacks, strokes and deaths. But intensive blood sugar control didn't produce

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  5. High-Fat Dairy May Lower Diabetes Risk

    Sept. 16, 2014 -- New Swedish research shows that eating and drinking high-fat dairy products is linked to a lower risk of getting type 2 diabetes. This finding appears to contradict current guidance, which recommends people with diabetes choose low-fat dairy products whenever possible. The new rese

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  6. Combo Diabetes Treatment Outperforms Others: Study

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Combining insulin with a relatively new hormone-like drug appears to be a safer and more effective way to treat type 2 diabetes than current methods, a new review suggests. The drug belongs to a new class of injectable medic

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  7. Statins Help Prevent Diabetes-Related Nerve Damage?

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Cholesterol-busting statins may also help prevent common and serious diabetes complications, a new study indicates. Although the drugs are known to lower the risk for heart attack and stroke among those with type

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  8. Can Prediabetes Raise Risk of Certain Cancers?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Having prediabetes may increase a person's risk for cancer, researchers report. The researchers analyzed 16 studies that included nearly 900,000 people from around the world and found that people with prediabetes had a 15

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  9. Weight Loss Surgery: Diabetes Cure?

    Sept. 8, 2014 -- Weight loss surgery is an expensive and potentially risky way to treat type 2 diabetes. Yet more studies are showing it can also be very successful -- in some cases, more so than drugs and lifestyle changes. Despite what experts are calling “remarkable” results, though, they’re not

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  10. Combination Therapy for Diabetes

    Many people with type 2 diabetes can manage their blood sugar levels with just diabetes pills and lifestyle changes. Others will also need to use injectable diabetes drugs. What's right for you? “The first principle is to make life as easy and therapy as effective as possible,” says Daniel Einhorn,

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